Sexy Nails for Summer 2015

Summer is right around the corner y ya es hora de ponerte sexy. Nothing says “sexy” like a fresh mani and pedi. The temperature may be rising PERO la tendencia en moda por el verano is cool blue. Everything from sky blue to the deepest obsidian are covering the nails of today’s fashionista. Luxury is what it’s all about so I present to you “Empire State of Mind” by Mischo Beauty. A sexy, bold ocean blue that will surely turn heads. The founder, Kitiya Mischo King, is a Spelman alumna with a degree in chemistry. She has been a powerhouse in the beauty industry for years via her blog and her upscale clientele in the Metro DC area. She created this luxe nail lacquer line with a focus on safety and quality at the core of every hue that she formulates. Kitiya, affectionately, calls her luxe lacquers-  “5 FREE”.

Why 5 FREE? Five toxins are still found in most nail polish formulas including today’s top brands. Formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor are known carcinogens and they are, COMPLETELY, eliminated from THIS formula. What else could you ask for? Phenomenal colors, excellent quality, and a luxury brand created by a fellow diasporan.

Sexy, bold ocean blue
Sexy, bold ocean blue




K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, bruja, Oni Yemaya, palera,  professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao”, Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist” and a freelance contributor for major publications like The Root, VSB, Huffington Post, My Brown Baby and The Glow Up.

​Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.